The student news site of Fishers High School, Fishers, Indiana

Tiger Times

The student news site of Fishers High School, Fishers, Indiana

Tiger Times

The student news site of Fishers High School, Fishers, Indiana

Tiger Times

Players of the volleyball team practice at the Fishers New Aux Gym on May 16, 2024. Cameron Benson (second from the right) and junior Davis Theobald (far right) worked to receive the incoming serve from the other side. Photo by Vi Tran.
Fishers Boys Varsity Volleyball Gears Up for State
Vi Tran, Reporter • May 24, 2024

Two-time state champion Tigers were able to place first at sectionals and regionals after competing throughout the season. As the team prepares...

1890s postcard of the University of Berlin (now called the Humboldt University of Berlin). The school’s founder, Wilhelm von Humboldt, implemented a novel educational model at the university, which emphasized holistic, curiosity-driven learning, rather than exclusively vocational, market-driven learning.
The case for holistic education
Jakob Polly, News Editor • March 15, 2024

In November of 1942, Congress lowered the minimum draft age to 18. Anticipating fierce Axis resistance in North Africa, Europe and the Pacific,...

Happy campus, happy academics
Happy campus, happy academics
Kate Charters, Reporter • February 28, 2024

    When choosing a college 99 percent of the time students are searching for good academics rather than focusing on what the college campus...

Junior Sabrina Mari Alberty prepares for her solo during Sound’s “Kiss of the Femme Fatale” set at Spotlight Parent Preview Night. “Those extra practices really helped pull us together and refine everything so that it was ready,” Mari Alberty said. Parent Preview Night took place on Feb 1, 2024.
A shining silver spotlight
Gavin Auger and Emerson ElledgeFebruary 22, 2024

Black excellence in country music
Black excellence in country music
Katrell Readus, Opinion Editor • February 22, 2024

With Black History Month in full swing, controversy around Beyoncé's new country songs and my long-standing love for a good pair of cowboy boots,...

SAD is more than just sadness

With the frigid weather of winter setting in, so does the increased risk as a type of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) that many adults and teens will suffer from each winter.

In the winter months the cold weather, increased overcast skies, and shorter daylight hours lessen the amount of natural vitamin D intake from the sun that the body needs and can cause depression as a result.

Most people naturally experience occasional days when they feel less energized and more negative than usual. For people with SAD and any other type of depression, these feelings occur every day and are more intense than what is considered normal.

The depression itself can not only affect a person’s ability to enjoy things, but affect a person’s ability to function academically also, which can be destructive in any case.

“If a person is finding themselves depressed, it’s very hard for them to put their life in order. So they find themselves putting things off because they just don’t feel like it or they might feel very overwhelmed. So it’s really easy to find themselves getting behind,” school nurse Kim Deal said.

According to Deal, despite the negative symptoms, SAD and depression can be treated and managed by acknowledging the problem, reaching out for help, and going to the doctor.

“The best thing you can do is be self-aware. Think to yourself, do I really have anything going on that’s making me sad or is it just an overall blue feeling? If it’s just that overall blue feeling, then you should really consider going to a doctor to get some help,” Deal said.

Leave a Comment
More to Discover

Comments (0)

Join in the public forum.
All Tiger Times Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Activate Search
The student news site of Fishers High School, Fishers, Indiana
SAD is more than just sadness